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560 SW 144th, Beaverton, Oregon
This is one of the 1A houses designed in the mid sixties by Saul Zaik and his associate Donald Blair. The houses were an attempt by Saul to bring good design to more people at an affordable price. The houses used modular and prefab practices to help keep the initial costs down. Check out the video above or click thru for more information
3745 NE Mallory, Portland, Or
Designed by architect Ben Waechter, this project has been known as the Z-Haus since its completion in 2008. It has been featured on several home tours. One of the houses has come onto the market . more information
portlandmodern Featured Craftsman
This video shows Tom and some of his associates working on a stairway for one of Jeff Kovel's (Skylab Architecture) residential projects. Tom builds things. He works with metal. He works with wood. He makes others concepts into the things that you walk on or put your dishes in or write on. You gotta celebrate the people who make things real.
Allied Works in the Oregon Wine Country
The online magazine The Plan has is featuring an article on the tasting room/events structure that Allied Works designed for them. The author is Michael Webb. Click the image to read the article...
This video is from the exhibition "Sensing Spaces" put on at The Royal Academy of Arts in London. The exhibition features seven architects/practices from around the world who respond to the question "how do spaces make us feel? What does architecture do for our lives?
Phillip K Smith's Lucid Stead project in Joshua Tree
Composed of mirror, LED lighting, custom built electronic equipment and Arduino programming amalgamated with a preexisting structure, this architectural intervention, at first, seems alien in context to the bleak landscape.
Upon further viewing, Lucid Stead imposes a delirious, almost spiritual experience. Like the envelodping vista that changes hue as time passes, Lucid Stead transforms. In daylight the 70 year old homesteader shack, that serves as the armature of the piece, reflects and refracts the surrounding terrain like a mirage or an hallucination. As the sun tucks behind the mountains, slowly shifting, geometric color fields emerge until they hover in the desolate darkness. This transformation also adapts personal perception, realigning one’s sensory priorities. A heightened awareness of solitude and the measured pace of the environment is realized.